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The Skilled Worker visa is designed for individuals who want to work in the UK in an eligible job with an approved employer. This visa category has replaced the previous Tier 2 (General) work visa and enables holders to work in the UK waters as well. It's a valuable option for those seeking employment opportunities in the United Kingdom.

To be eligible for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK, you must meet the following criteria:


  • Work for a UK employer that has received approval from the Home Office

  • Possess a 'certificate of sponsorship' from your UK employer, which provides details about the job role you've been offered in the UK.

  • Work in a job that is on the list of eligible occupations for the Skilled Worker visa category.

  • Receive a minimum salary that meets the requirements for your specific type of work. The salary threshold can vary depending on the nature of your job.

  • Meeting these conditions is essential to qualify for the Skilled Worker visa in the UK

Under a Skilled Worker visa in the UK, you have several privileges, including the ability to:

  • Work in an eligible job as sponsored by your employer

  • Pursue studies in the UK.

  • Bring your partner and eligible children with you as your dependents.

  • Take on additional employment in certain situations, subject to specific conditions.

  • Engage in voluntary work.

  • Travel abroad and return to the UK without losing your visa status.

  • Apply for permanent settlement in the UK, often referred to as 'indefinite leave to remain,' if you have resided in the UK for five years and meet other relevant eligibility criteria.

  • These benefits make the Skilled Worker visa a valuable option for individuals seeking work and residence opportunities in the United Kingdom.

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